Title

Using information obtained through informetrics to address practical problems and to aid decision making: Sponsored by: ASIS&T SIG/MET

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Journal

Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting

Volume

48

URL with Digital Object Identifier

https://doi.org/10.1002/meet.2011.14504801140

Abstract

This panel aims to inform participants of, and to stimulate interest in, the diverse ways in which the measurement of information (informetrics) is used in real-world applications. Its timeliness is indicated by the recent increase in interest amongst ASIS&T members in informetrics that culminated in the endorsement of the change of status of SIG/MET from a virtual SIG to fully functional ASIS&T SIG. The panelists, selected for their diverse experiences in informetrics, address a diversity of issues in the use of informetric information in real-world situations. The format of the panel is designed to encourage audience participation with the audience being encouraged to suggest issues for discussion.

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